Goin’ To The Lake: Rustling Elms Resort & Aquatic Robotics


A NAME CHANGE. THAT’S INTERESTING. I DIDN’T KNOW THEY WERE THINKING ABOUT THAT. THANKS, DAVID. FINAL DAY OF WCCO SUMMER ROAD TRIP AROUND MINNESOTA AND WESTERN WISCONSIN. FRANK AND MIKE ARE ABOUT THREE HOURS WEST OF THE TWIN CITIES IN ORTONVILLE, WHERE CORN FEST IS GETTING UNDERWAY. FIRST LET’S CHECK IN WITH THE GUYS. YEAH, THEY HAVE THE SUNSHINE, FEW, WHICH IS NICE. YES, THEY DO. ABSOLUTELY. IT’S BEAUTIFUL HERE, LADIES,, HERE ALONG THE BEAUTIFUL SHORES OF BIG STONE LAKE. THE LAKE, WHICH FEEDS INTO THE MINNESOTA RIVER. THERE’S A BIG CROWD HERE TODAY, AND THIS PLACE WILL BE PACKED SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. WHEN THEY SAD SAID THEY WANTED TO TELL US ABOUT CORN FEST, WE SAID WE’RE ALL EARS, AMELIA. BUT A GREAT RESORT HERE TODAY WE FOUND, RUSTLING ELMS. THE OWNER, DONNA, IS JUST OUTSTANDING. IT’S A PICTURESQUE SETTING, AND YOU CAN TELL THERE’S A LOT OF TRADITION HERE. RESULTLEING ELMS HAS BEEN HERE FOR 100 YEARS. 150 FEET OF BEACH, NICE CABINS. FIVE GENERATIONS OF THE JOHNSON FAMILY HAS HELPED MAKE MEMORIES FOR VISITORS. AND THEY’RE BEACH IS BECAUSE OF BIG STONE LAKE, THE BIG DRAW IN THIS AREA. TODAY SOME YOUNG 4-HERS IN THE AREA WERE DOING THEIR BEST TO MAKE IT KLINE. THERE WAS UNDER WATER ROBOT GEAR USED TODAY, WITH A CAMERA TO CHECK FOR INVASIVE SPECIES IN AN EFFORT TO EDUCATE PEOPLE IN KEEPING THE LAKE CLEAN. THE 4-H CLUB HAS ABOUT 200 MEMBERS RIGHT NOW. YOU GET A LOT OF FISH AND A LOT OF DIFFERENT SPECIES WHEN YOU HAVE A HEALTHY LAKE. ARTIE’S BAIT AND TACKLE SHOP WAS VOTED THE BEST IN MINNESOTA. THEY DID. SO WE SAID THAT MUST BE THE GUY WHO KNOWS WHERE THE FISH ARE. SO TOLD FRANK AND I WENT OUT WITH ARTIE HIS SON, TANNER, TO DO A LITTLE FISHING, A LITTLE FRIENDLY CONTEST. AND WE’LL HAVE MORE ON THAT COMING UP LATER. THAT JOKE WAS A LITTLE “CORNY,” WOULDN’T YOU SAY?

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